10 reasons to think yourself great

Your toughest critic: yourself. Leave it alone! Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re the most important person in your life. You’ve put up with yourself for years – just be glad you’re here. You’ll be surprised how relieving it is.

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2. because it simply makes you beautiful

Whenever you wear this dress in which you feel really good, you suddenly get -zig compliments. Miracle dress? Wonder Dress? But not because of that piece of fabric you’re wearing. When you feel good, you radiate it. It changes the way other people see you.

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3. because it makes you more successful

It is not only your performance or your knowledge that makes you successful. Your attitude is a decisive factor. Psychologists from Ohio State University found out: It’s all a question of imagination. Those who can imagine a successful future for themselves increase the chances of success.

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4. because you enjoy sex more

To feel good in your own skin – that has nothing to do with being stuck-up. If you find yourself attractive, this has a direct positive effect on your sex life. This is shown by a study published in the International Journal of Psychology. So show what you have and be proud of it. You will immediately enjoy sex more if you just put those annoying self-doubts out for a moment.

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5. because it gives you more freedom

He who loves himself makes himself free from norms. You no longer have the need to meet the expectations of others and can play by your own rules. If you don’t want to play along, you are unlucky. Of course, it doesn’t always work out, and you certainly don’t want to be considered an egoist. But as long as you don’t hurt anyone with it, there are no limits.

Those who free themselves from the expectations of others can play by their own rules. © Jacob Lund / Shutterstock Healthy selfishness is so good

6. because you’re casual

Those who like themselves are less dependent on the affection or favors of others. The more you rest in yourself, the less you fear losing other people. This takes the pressure off and you become more relaxed. It makes it easier for you to make contacts. But be careful and don’t carry this too much in front of you: There is a difference between self-confidence and complacency – and it has a lot of influence on sympathy.

7. because you will live healthier

If you think you are great, you naturally look more positively at the world and life – especially your own. You take more care of yourself, and this also has an effect on your health: a study in the journal Health Psychology showed that love for yourself leads to healthier behaviour.

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8. because it’s good for your relationship

People with healthy self-confidence lead better relationships, according to researchers from the University of Bern. Do not make your self-esteem dependent on your partner. That weakens the relationship. If you are at peace with yourself, you and your partner can support each other emotionally. That strengthens the partnership.

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9. because you are better able to cope with setbacks and problems

People who love themselves are more able to cope with emotional lows and are better able to cope with setbacks. A study published in the journal Psychological Science found that people recovered better after an unhappy divorce if they showed a healthy level of compassion for themselves.

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10. Because you can do more.

A study by Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada, suggests that Selflove people are less inclined to put off tasks and more likely to tackle them.

You see: There are plenty of good reasons to like yourself more. And the great thing is that they all reinforce each other. So, try it. Stand in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye and say, “I like myself that way.” Because you should.